Seneca

4 BC - 65 AD

A Quote by Lucius Annaeus Seneca

A giant will keep his size even though he will have stood in a well. -Colossus magnitudinem suam servabit etiam si steterit in puteo

Seneca (4 BC - 65 AD)

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A Quote by Lucius Annaeus Seneca on evil

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The evil which assails us is not in the localities we inhabit but in ourselves.

Seneca (4 BC - 65 AD)

Source: Moral Essays, "De Tranquillitate Animi" (On Tranquility of Mind)

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A Quote by Lucius Annaeus Seneca

The road be precepts is tedious, by example short and efficacious.

Seneca (4 BC - 65 AD)

Source: On Travel as a Cure for Discontent

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A Quote by Lucius Annaeus Seneca on judgment and mind

I do not distinguish by the eye, but by the mind, which is the proper judge of the man.

Seneca (4 BC - 65 AD)

Source: On a Happy Life (L'Estrange's Abstract), chap. i.

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A Quote by Lucius Annaeus Seneca on choice, necessity, and struggle

What must be shall be; and that which is a necessity to him that struggles, is little more than choice to him that struggles.

Seneca (4 BC - 65 AD)

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A Quote by Lucius Annaeus Seneca on death, fear, life, and men

Most men ebb and flow in wretchedness between the fear of death and the hardship of life; they are unwilling to live, and yet they do not know how to die.

Seneca (4 BC - 65 AD)

Source: Epistulae ad Lucilium, epistle 4

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A Quote by Lucius Annaeus Seneca on dogs, life, and war

What with our hooks, snares, nets, and dogs, we are at war with all living creatures, and nothing comes amiss but that which is either too cheap or too common; and all this is to gratify a fantastical palate.

Seneca (4 BC - 65 AD)

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A Quote by Lucius Annaeus Seneca on diligence and effort

There is nothing which persevering effort and unceasing and diligent care can not accomplish.

Seneca (4 BC - 65 AD)

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A Quote by Lucius Annaeus Seneca on wishes

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To wish well is part of becoming well.

Seneca (4 BC - 65 AD)

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A Quote by Lucius Annaeus Seneca on earth, freedom, friendship, health, life, money, obligation, reason, and thankfulness

We can be thankful to a friend for a few acres, or a little money; and yet for the freedom and command of the whole earth, and for the great benefits of our being, our life, health, and reason, we look upon ourselves as under no obligation.

Seneca (4 BC - 65 AD)

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